Onam is the biggest festival in the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival celebrating the reward of nature after a year of hard work by the farmers. It also marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. The beauty of the festival lies in its secularness. People of all religions, castes, and communities celebrate the festival with equal joy and verve. The festivities of Onam last for ten days. Intricately decorated Pookalam, a huge spread of the tasty Onasadya, the breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam celebrations.
We at CMRNPS continued the celebrations, by having our preprimary students come dressed in traditional attire on the 9th of September, 2019 to celebrate Onam. The significance of this festival was explained by the teachers, and the Pookalam made by the little ones indeed brought in the festive look of Onam.
The assembly ended with the teachers of the Pre Primary performing the Kaikottikali dance. Students went back with the message of oneness and brotherhood that the festival signifies.